Newport to stage Fanzone for Ryder Cup

July 6, 2010

Newport, Wales, the host city of this year’s Ryder Cup, has announced plans to construct a Fanzone in the city’s John Frost Square for the duration of the competition.

The Fanzone, inspired by similar initiatives at this summer’s FIFA Worl Cup and Wimbledon’s ‘Murray Mount’, will be free-of-charge and will have big screens showing the golf, live music and food stalls, with a total capacity of 2,000.

Leader of Newport City Council, Matthew Evans, said: “It’s an exciting year for Newport and we want to make the Ryder Cup experience as enjoyable as possible for locals and visitors alike.”

The tournament takes place from 1 to 3 October at the Celtic Manor Resort, and with tickets for all three days completely sold out, the Fanzone means the fans won’t miss any of the action.